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Cisco Security Researchers Discover PC Backdoors That Give Administrative Rights to Software Developers

Cisco Security Researchers Discover PC Backdoors That Give Administrative Rights to Software Developers

Cybersecurity researchers at Cisco recently announced that they uncovered computer backdoors created by a relatively unknown French marketing company called Tuto4PC. The backdoor highlighted by Cisco’s digital security experts provides software makers with access to 12 million PCs across the globe. It is quite the shocking discovery and will undoubtedly turn out to be one of the...

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A Closer Look At Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11

A Closer Look At Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11

Microsoft’s newest browser tools provide businesses a fantastic advantage, but are you getting the most out of them? Let’s take a look at the Windows 10 browsing options for your enterprise. Enterprise Guidance The default browser for anybody running Windows 10 or Windows 10 Mobile is Microsoft Edge. However, if the user is using web apps that...

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The Many Benefits of Developing a Strategic IT Plan

The Many Benefits of Developing a Strategic IT Plan

Create Your Own Future Rather Than Letting It Happen to You: Every business owner would love to know exactly where his company is headed in the future. An ability to predict upcoming events and challenges would make it quite easy to keep things running as smoothly as possible. Unfortunately, you can’t say for sure where your business...

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Top 10 Hacks for Google Searches

Top 10 Hacks for Google Searches

Nowadays, search engines tend to find what you are looking for pretty easily. However, there are times when they can just miss it altogether. Here are a few tips for what to do when that happens. The easiest way to find something specific is to use quotation marks around a name or phrase. This tells Google to...

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Apple Refuses Another Bite at QuickTime for Windows

Apple Refuses Another Bite at QuickTime for Windows

If your PC is running Windows and also has QuickTime for PC by Apple installed, you need to know something. On April 14, 2016, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT), a division of the United States Department of Homeland Security, announced that, based on a report from Trend Micro Security, owners of Windows-based PCs and...

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5 Ways to Say Thank You to Your Administrative Professional This Admin Day  

5 Ways to Say Thank You to Your Administrative Professional This Admin Day  

Wednesday, April 27th, known as Administrative Professionals Day, presents an opportunity for you to show your appreciation to the administrative professionals who make your business a success. The event was first celebrated in 1952 by the United States Department of Commerce and was referred to as National Secretaries Week. Wednesday of that week soon became known as...

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Millions of XP-Based PCs Are Vulnerable to Attacks

Millions of XP-Based PCs Are Vulnerable to Attacks

Many Windows XP users were unhappy with the next release of the operating system, Windows Vista, and they refused to upgrade. Though versions since Vista have evidently taken consumers’ concerns into account, a significant number of devices ‒ out of the more than 1 billion in existence, according to Windows ‒ are still using Windows XP. While...

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Encryption Legislation Receives No Support From White House

Encryption Legislation Receives No Support From White House

Division among federal agencies concerning encryption is at least partially responsible for the Obama administration’s reluctance to neither oppose nor support legislation that makes it easier for judges to force technology companies like Apple to offer assistance to law enforcement agencies as they interpret encrypted data. Bipartisan legislation from Dianne Feinstein, a leading Democrat in the Senate...

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Strategic Thinking and IT Leadership

Strategic Thinking and IT Leadership

I came across a video interview recently that touched on the topic of strategic thinking in information technology. The interview was conducted at this year’s World Health Care Congress in Washington DC, but the point longtime CIO Dr. Mansur Hasib makes applies to all sectors of business, not just healthcare. Dr. Hasib argues that all too often...

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What Is A vCIO?

What Is A vCIO?

The Chief Information Officer of a company, usually referred to as the CIO, is responsible for strategic IT planning, analysis, and overall information technology management. However, employing someone in this executive level position is normally not feasible for small and midsize companies due to limited budgetary resources. Due to the rapidly changing nature of technology, and the...

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Petya Ransomware – Taking Computer Users Hostage

Petya Ransomware – Taking Computer Users Hostage

Without a doubt, we are entering an entirely new era of cyber security and hacking. If you need any proof of this, all you need to do is scan the headlines of the latest news articles. Every other day, there is news about another cyber security crime that is making headlines. While some of these cyber security...

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